An electorate of 780 million. Over 200 political parties, but four major players that really matter. Even among them, argues the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Milan Vaishnav, there is little coherent economic strategy.
Neither the BJP nor the Congress have shown a long-term vision for the economy; the AAP is yet untested; and the Third Front cannot provide any reassurance for a return to steady economic growth either. Cutting through the rhetoric, here is what India’s electorate must choose from, explained in four simple infographs:
“You, not us”
“Anyone but them”
Devjyot Ghoshal is a professional deadline beater and a multimedia journalist. Currently, he spends time attending lectures at the Columbia Journalism School. He argues with random people at @devjyotghoshal
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